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Vijay Gupta: "The Citizen-Artist as Healer"

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Straub Hall, Room 156
1451 Onyx Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Vijay Gupta is a violinist and renowned advocate for the regenerative presence of artistic voices in social issues. Gupta joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007 at the age of 19, after having completed an undergraduate degree in biology and a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music. He made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta at age 11, and has performed as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician on an international scale since the age of eight. 

Gupta is a passionate advocate for the dedicated presence of citizen-artists in social and civic discourse. He founded and directs Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging distinguished musicians in performance and dialogue with marginalized communities of people experiencing poverty, homelessness and incarceration.